Local councils in England have been given new powers to encourage them to build more affordable homes for first time buyers in their communities. The government has introduced a package of measures that will enable councils to fund homes using Right to Buy receipts, including homes for social rent, and give them greater flexibility over
Dipak is a Partner and Head of the Residential Conveyancing Team in both the Luton and Berkhamsted offices. Dipak qualified as a solicitor in 1999.
Dipak specialises in property work and has a diligent and fast approach to property transactions. His knowledge of the local area and professional contacts benefit clients by easing and speeding the often stressful house buying and selling process.
Dipak has always maintained a personal touch and has an approachable and friendly manner which is much appreciated by his clients.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying and Selling a Home
- Lease Drafting
- Mortgages and Remortgages
- Transfers of Equity
TestimonialsDipak has always been fantastic in all the house purchases and sales that he has helped us with and he’s very personable and easy to talk to.I really appreciate the advice Dipak provided. He was efficient and helpful.In these current difficult times, it was great to receive an excellent service.
Latest news by Dipak Odedra
The government is reviewing the planning system to make it as easy as possible for people to build their own home. There are currently about 15,000 of these types of homes built every year – an increase of 50% in two years. It’s estimated that the self and custom build industry is worth almost £4.5
The government has issued guidance on who must pay the higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) when buying a residential property in England. The basic position is that you will be liable for the higher SDLT rates when you buy a residential property (or a part of one) for £40,000 or more, if
High Court has settled a dispute between a father and son over whether money was ‘loaned or gifted’ to buy a home. The father had been a successful builder and property developer who owned numerous residential properties. He and his son had been directors of a building company which owned a commercial property; the son
A digital questionnaire designed to make home moving ‘cheaper, quicker and less stressful’ is now being tested in a pilot scheme. The Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) has been developed by the Home Buying and Selling Group, an organisation made up of property specialists including solicitors, estate agents and mortgage advisers. The idea is
More and more parents are taking legal action to recover money they lent to their children to buy a home, according to research by the Times newspaper. It says there are now up to 15 cases a month compared with only 3 cases a month five years ago. Many of the disputes involve parents trying